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Shows featuring Pete Seeger

  • July 4 Special: "We Shall Overcome": Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger Peteseeger
    Earlier this year, the legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died at the age of 94. For nearly seven decades, Seeger was a musical and political icon who helped create the modern American folk music movement. In the 1940s, he performed in The Almanac Singers with Woody Guthrie, and then formed The Weavers. In the...
    July 04, 2014 | Story
  • VIDEO: Pete Seeger Recalls the 1949 Peekskill Riot Where He And Paul Robeson Were Attacked

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    Watch an exclusive excerpt from our 2004 interview with the legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who died Monday at the age of 94. Seeger recalls the Peekskill Riots of 1949, when he and the singer and actor Paul Robeson were attacked after they performed.
    January 31, 2014 | Blog Post
  • "We Shall Overcome": Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger in His Own Words & Songs Seeger_with_guitar
    The legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. For nearly seven decades, Seeger was a musical and political icon who helped create the modern American folk music movement. We air highlights of two appearances by Seeger on Democracy Now!, including one of his last television interviews...
    January 28, 2014 | Story
  • Pete Seeger & Onondaga Leader Oren Lyons on Fracking, Indigenous Struggles and Hiroshima Bombing

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    An extended web-only discussion with two prominent elders. Legendary musician Pete Seeger sings "If I Had A Hammer" and "I Come and Stand at Every Door," and Onondaga leader Oren Lyons talks about indigenous struggles against environmental destruction. [includes rush transcript]
    August 09, 2013 | Blog Post
  • Onondaga Leader Oren Lyons, Pete Seeger on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Canoejourney1
    Hundreds of Native Americans and their allies arrive in New York City today after paddling more than a hundred miles down the Hudson River to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first treaty between Native Americans and the Europeans who traveled here. The event is part of the International Day of the World’s...
    August 09, 2013 | Story
  • Pete Seeger Remembers His Late Wife Toshi, Sings Civil Rights Anthem "We Shall Overcome" Peteseeger1
    We continue our conversation with the legendary Pete Seeger here in our New York studio. Born in 1919, the 94-year-old Seeger is an American icon. In the 1940s, he performed in The Weavers, along with Woody Guthrie. In the 1950s, he opposed Senator Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunt and was almost jailed for refusing to...
    August 09, 2013 | Story
  • Woody Guthrie at 100: Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Will Kaufman Honor the "Dust Bowl Troubadour" Guthrie1
    Commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s greatest songwriters, Woody Guthrie. Born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma, Guthrie wrote hundreds of folk songs, including, "This Land Is Your Land," "Pastures of...
    November 23, 2012 | Story
  • Woody Guthrie at 100: Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Will Kaufman Honor the "Dust Bowl Troubadour" Guthrie1
    Commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s greatest songwriters, Woody Guthrie. Born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma, Guthrie wrote hundreds of folk songs, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Pastures of...
    July 04, 2012 | Story
  • We Shall Overcome: An Hour with Legendary Folk Singer & Activist Pete Seeger Screen_shot_2014-01-28_at_6.11.22_am
    Today we spend the hour with the legendary folk singer, banjo player, storyteller and activist Pete Seeger. For over 60 years Pete Seeger has been an American icon. In the 1940s, he performed in the Almanac Singers with Woody Guthrie as well as the Weavers. In the 1950s, he opposed Senator Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunt and was almost jailed for refusing to answer questions before the House...
    July 04, 2007 | Story
  • Housing for the Amercian Poor.
    Challenging the 60 year old federal policy of providing housing for the poor, the House of Representatives voted this week to repeal a landmark 1937 depression era housing law. Amy and Juan are joined by Lisa Rhangelli, a policy specialist at the Center for Community Change to talk about the legislation and the status of public housing in the United States.
    May 16, 1997 | Story